candy dish

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Project by uutank posted 10-15-2010 11:48 PM 1589 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A coworker asked me if I could make some candy dishes in the spirit ( joke get it) and after some thought I came up with the gooliish idea of what better way to serve candy to little monsters than in a old fashion coffin. Plus I have never had the chance to work with angles other than your typical boring picture frames. I’m unsure if i really did it correctly but it at lest looks good to my untrained eye.
I used your basic 1/2 in mdf with a few round over bit to smooth out the edges. The hardest thing about this project once the angles were figured out was trying to get it glued up. I simply applied glue to the top three pieces ..let it sit for a few min till it was very tacky the just held in place for a few min by hand. I then attached the bottom 3 pieces the same way but rather than wait I glued a over sized 1/4 mdf to the entire pieces and weighted down for a hour.. it was later trimmed via a router trim bit. So all in all no nails.
A few coats of fast drying lacquer and done ..
Thanks for looking

-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 10-16-2010 12:09 AM

very funny to be used at halloween ….LOL
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#2 posted 10-16-2010 12:14 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 10-16-2010 01:05 AM

Great job buddy

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#4 posted 10-16-2010 01:47 AM

Awesome! I wanna make one now.
What is the overall size of this?

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#5 posted 10-16-2010 08:16 AM

Great idea for holloween candy dishes.

Keep it up.


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#6 posted 10-16-2010 03:06 PM

Cool idea! I suspect the kids will focus on contents, but parents should appreciate the “dish”.

-- 4thumbs in MO

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